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Video: Here’s The Street Fight That Made Kimbo Slice A Celebrity

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Last night, the news of Kimbo Slice's untimely death at the age of 42 sent shockwaves through the fighting community. 

While Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) had careers as a boxer and MMA fighter, he emerged on the scene and first garnered fame as a street fighting phenomenon. His bare-knuckle backyard brawls were the stuff of legend. 

The fight that put Slice on the map was a battle with an equally massive man simply named "Big D" or "Byrd." It featured the two men tussling in a yard, and only lasted a couple of minutes.

That's as long as it took for Slice to pummel Byrd and win the fight. Towards the end of the clip, there's a close-up of the two men hugging and the now-famous shot of Big D's swollen, bloody eye. 

You can watch the entire fight below. Warning: the language in the video is quite NSFW. 

You can watch the whole fight below.